Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Comparing Nikon glass and Leica glass
Date: 30 Mar 2001 11:52:37 -0800

On Thu, 29 March 2001, Jim Hemenway wrote:
> Ken:
> For what it may be worth, you might be interested in how David Ruether
> rated the Micro-Nikkor(s)
> I've been shooting some chromes with my new, (to me) f2/50mm Summicron-R
> on an SL. I'll have to try some pairs with it and my 2.8 Micro-Nikkor to
> see if I come up with similar results.  Maybe there'll be twice as much
> Nikon stuff up for sale.

Certainly, the Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8S is a very, very respectable, well-regarded lens.  Out of my collection of 4 Nikon lenses in 50/55mm range, it is by far my most favourite.  Still, the difference in the result was just so jaw-dropping.